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The Boathouse Restaurant

British, Scottish, Seafood
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Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
+44 1967 411232
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A young couple Chris and Katherine have taken over The Boathouse Restaurant. we ate twice there during our week at Kingaire Loch. wonderful food and excellent service.

Thank carole h
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a superb evening meal here, great hosts and fantastic location next to Loch. Also an incredible drive along single track road to find restaurant.

Thank pkrcj
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this by chance as we noticed the sign on the way to the Mull ferry, we called in on our way back to book for the following night. It is well off the beaten track but worth the drive. Beautiful decorated restaurant with views second to none across Loch Linnie. We booked as it was my partners 50th... More 

1 Thank Slinky459
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch there on their small balcony overlooking the Loch. The view could not have been improved upon! Inside it was very nicely decorated and even the loos were a treat to visit. All 3 of us had macaroni cheese which wasn't quite cheesy enough for us, so we were a bit disappointed in that. When we saw the... More 

Thank Helen1749179
Forres, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The drive to this isolated,unexpected and beautiful restaurant was dramatic- we had spotted the sign on the Lochaline road and decided to branch off in search of a meal. Maybe we didn't read the sign properly but on arrival we found it is only open a few days a week. It has a perfect setting and looks so inviting we... More 

Thank highlandlady909
CatherineBurnett, Owner at The Boathouse Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Our opening times are indeed listed on the road signs so it's unfortunate that you missed them. Hopefully you enjoyed the stunning views whilst driving through anyway and we hope you will be able to pay us another visit when we're open to review the restaurant and food. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Happened upon this wonderful establishment. Had a delicious lunch, food was beautifully presented by Chef Chris and we were made very welcome by the lovely Catherine. All very well thought out, lovely decor, very in keeping with the beautiful scenery. Would highly recommend if in the Ardgour area or worth a visit from further afield.

1 Thank Rory C
Kendal, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Unbeatable location. Fine dining in a relaxed and informal way. Overlook the loch on their balcony. What a drive over - saw red deer. Kids love it and keep asking to go back.

1 Thank Paula D
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat and was blown away by this crackin restaurant. Friendly welcome, food was top notch and prices really good! I had the haggis croquets and sticky toffee pudding! A taste sensation 😉Dogs are allowed on the patio as well. Will definitely return!

1 Thank Graham T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We cycled from Kilmalieu to The Boathouse when we found it was open again and had a most delicious Sunday lunch outside in the sun. The service was friendly and attentive, the food excellently cooked and the price just right. It's worth a special journey.

Thank LizandPaulW
Oban, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely visit to the Boathouse in Kingairloch, a great half way stop on our cycle from Ardgour. This is such a wonderful location, the views from the restaurant are quite spectacular. The restaurant is really nicely decorated and well laid out. The staff are friendly, relaxed and attentive. The prices are excellent. We had the 3 course... More 

1 Thank PatTyrrell_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $24
British, Scottish, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kingairloch | Ardgour, Ardgour PH33 7AE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Ardgour
  • Phone Number: +44 1967 411232
The Boathouse Restaurant is located on the picturesque Kingairloch Estate, about an hours drive from Fort William. Menus feature produce grown in the estate's walled garden, seafood from local waters and wild venison from the surrounding mountains. It is a perfect place for visiting yachts in the area as there are free moorings. It is advisable to book ahead as the restaurant is an intimate dining experience.

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